Monthly Archives: April 2018
Pest control methods have come a long way since the ancient Egyptian approach of using cats, ferrets and mongooses to control rodents or the Sumerian use of sulfur compounds as a form of insecticide. Our modern-day methods of habitat modification, growth regulators, and the use of baits, traps, repellents and other means of pesticides are on the verge of benefiting from advances in modern technology. Read on for a glimpse at some of the fascinating innovations in pest control technology.
Improving Upon the Current Methods
Currently, pest control companies use an integrated pest management strategy, or IPM, which relies on early detection and the use of selective pest control products designed to preserve the ecological health of farmlands while limiting the negative impact on those beneficial insects that help put an end to the targeted pests. While IPM is already an environmentally friendly and proactive approach to pest control, biorational materials …
Automotive technology is advancing at an alarming rate, and even the biggest car enthusiasts might have a tough time keeping up with all of the new upgrades and updates. From dashboard entertainment to advanced exterior sensors, these features are making vehicles safer and more comfortable than ever. Here is a look at five automotive technologies that you should keep an eye out for in the coming years.
Teen Driver Safety Options
Just over 11 percent of all collisions are caused by teenage drivers, and this problem is only getting worse. With teen safety technology, parents will be able to set a maximum speed limit or turn off the radio when younger drivers are behind the wheel. This technology is also going to alert parents when their teens are driving recklessly or breaking any traffic laws.
Interconnected Mobile Apps
A few car manufacturers now have integrated mobile apps for their …
Technology continues to provide new solutions for problems, and this ability is extending to vital fields such as construction. Computerization, mobile technologies, interconnecting software programs and high-tech materials are changing the way buildings are being made and erected. These improvements are allowing structures to be more energy-efficient and cost-effective. Here are just a few of the technologies that continue to advance construction techniques.
Improving Energy Use
One of the problems of urban development is the construction of “heat islands,” structures that replace natural vegetation with concrete pavement, buildings and other items that attract and hold heat. This effect increases the use of energy that is needed to cool home and building interiors. Adding “green roofs” that contain trees, shrubs and vines can help to reduce the amount of heat absorbed by building materials & decrease the amount of energy needed for interior cooling. Planting trees and shrubs in parking lot areas …